Review: Lamborghini Gallardo (2003 – 2013)


Fearsomely fast and looks like a supercar should.

Fearsomely thirsty and expensive.

Recently Added To This Review

16 May 2015

Report of bodywork issues with a 2004 Gallardo and poor servicing by Lamborghini Manchester: M ajor service May 2014 (after which owner had no benefit of use and car due another service end of May 2015).... Read more

18 October 2013

Recall of 143 Lamborghini Gallardo Coupes and Spyders fitted with carbo ceramic brakes built between January 2007 and May 2009 because the stainless steal screws used to hold together the carbo ceramic... Read more

12 November 2008

Gallardo LP560 Spyder unveiled at LA Auto Show November 2008. Stunningly beautiful. 5.2 litre V10. 560PS at 8,000rpm. 540Nm at 6,500rpm. Top speed 201mph. 0-60mph 3.8 seconds. 0 - 200km/h 13.1 seconds.... Read more

Lamborghini Gallardo (2003 – 2013): At A Glance

Lamborghini Gallardo LP 570-4 Spyder Performante Edizione Technica road test

What does a Lamborghini Gallardo (2003 – 2013) cost?

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Real MPG average for a Lamborghini Gallardo (2003 – 2013)

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17–21 mpg

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Which sports car is the best investment?

I am in the very enviable position of spending up to £90,000 on a car and want something very sporty like a Lamborghini Gallardo. Although I need to want and like a car, what would you suggest is good at the moment to try and have minimal depreciation, or dare I say, appreciation? Anything considered but I'd like to drive it about 5000 miles a year for weekend use only. I'd also appreciate your view on the Gallardo.
Ferrari drop a bit, level off, then start going up. I don't think a Gallardo is such a good investment. Not long ago you could pick up a Ferrari 550 Maranello for £50,000, but you won't find one under £100,000 these days. Some people think that Porsche have topped, but a 993 (the last of the air cooled 911) might be a good place to put your money, as long as it isn't an automatic.
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